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Congressmen Behaving Badly

Republicans and Democrats have proved to us beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither party is beyond moral corruption. The past week has given us an outstanding example of exactly this. On one hand, we have former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Remember, last year, he suddenly had to take a leave of absence. There was a question of whether he had to check himself into some type of “institution.” Was he sick? Was he depressed? Did he have a nervous breakdown? Did he have some sort of serious psychiatric disorder? All these questions were swirling around as Nancy Pelosi and

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Banking Fraud

Banking fraud seems to be no big deal. It truly bothers me that fraud is only prosecuted in this country if you’re unable to hire high-priced lawyers. As a matter fact, as we learned from the O.J. Simpson trial, you can get away with murder if you can hire enough lawyers to confound and confuse the jury. (“If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit.”) Now, it appears that the London-based financial giant Barclays has been manipulating the LIBOR interest rates. At the very least, this criminal activity has probably cost investors millions, if not billions, of dollars. At most, Barclays has

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Do we want another Tawana Brawley?

A conservative friend of mine ended his rant with this line – “How many more Tawana Brawleys and Duke Lacrosse teams do we need before we stop railroading and judging people guilty on a whim?” Let me stand back for a second. With regard to the Trayvon Martin case, as I have said repeatedly (here, here, here and here), all anyone in the United States should want, all we should ask for, is for justice to be done. I’ve never called for a speedy investigation. I want a thorough investigation wherein all the rocks are overturned. It is that simple. I’ve also

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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